Vacation MakerCamps in Waterbury and Shelburne, Vermont

VT STEAMspace at Vermont Teddy Bear in Shelburne, VT

2018 VT STEAMspace at Vermont Teddy Bear

Shelburne, Vermont

for ages 9-13

Mondays through Fridays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Why

  • Out-of-school learning programs provide critical support and enriching experiences for children and teens.
  • A safe, healthy environment over vacation weeks can make all the difference in a child’s inner and outer well-being. The opportunity to discover or pursue passions is invaluable.
  • Self-confidence soars as collaborative abilities strengthen during camp experiences that develop age-appropriate skills.

The How

  • Gather at VT STEAMspace at Vermont Teddy Bear with other like-minded Makers enthusiastic about building, creating, inventing.
  • Learn electronics and coding with – MaKey MaKeyⓇ and Scratch, with option to acquire items you may wish to continue working on at home.

The What

Beginner MakerCamp

July 9-13, 2018

  • Make a Guitar with MakeyMakeyⓇ: “…an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple invention kit for beginners and experts doing art, engineering, and everything in-between.”
  • Scratch is an open source coding language, developed at MIT MediaLab that “helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.”
  • Participants may choose to integrate their creations into video expressions that can be filmed and edited to include sound and animations.
  • Both an imaginative and creative outlet for vacation fun AND a structured opportunity to use building tools and follow a progression of skill-building.

 

Intermediate MakerCamp

Unleash Your Inner Rock Star

with littleBitsᴛᴍ and KORG

July 16-20, 2018

 

 

  • Make a Keytar with littleBitsᴛᴍ. “This electronic instrument uses a winning combination of synth modules starting with a keyboard, moving through 2 oscillators, the envelope, the filter, the delay, and ending up with the speaker! Plug in to exterior speakers to rock out super loud!”  littleBitsᴛᴍ website and video of a Keytar
  • Options to acquire items you may wish to continue working on at home.
  • Participants may choose to integrate their creations into video expressions that can be filmed and edited to include sound and animations.
  • Both an imaginative and creative outlet for vacation fun AND a structured opportunity to use building tools and follow a progression of skill-building.  

 

Advanced MakerCamp

Unleash Your Inner Rock Star

with littleBitsTM and KORGTM

While Learning to Code with Code Kit App

July 23-27, 2018

  • Design a guitar with simple materials and littleBitsᴛᴍ, making it easy to play simple songs with your computer.
  • Learn how to use inputs/outputs, text or images, sound, logic and loops in your code.  
  • The coding environment is a computer-based app, compatible with Mac, chromebook, and windows.  After creating your code with Google Blockly, you’ll transmit it to your inventions wirelessly.
  • Create, play, remix + share your guitars.

 

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